Family Support Workers x 7 – Full time posts to be based in schools across Blackpool

School-Home Support is a dynamic charity with proven impact. For over 30 years it has been working with children and young people struggling to stay in school due to a wide range of complex family issues. We get children and young people back into school ready to learn, whatever it takes.

Family Support Workers x 7 – Full time posts to be based in schools across Blackpool

The post-holders will work in closely with the Local Authority and Schools to deliver targeted casework and other activities to promote educational outcomes for disadvantaged children, young people and their families. The roles main focus will be on improving school attendance and engagement in learning. This is to be achieved by building a bridge between school and home, including regular home visits and other forms of outreach work. The successful candidates will work with the whole family to tackle issues which are causing poor school attendance and exclusions.

Salary starting from £22,438 pa

This is an exciting opportunity to join our newest team in Blackpool. Successful candidates will have good experience of working effectively with social and emotional factors affecting a child’s capacity to learn, strong abilities in engaging challenging children and their families, and a confident ability to form professional partnerships with children and their families.  

Please see job descriptions and person specifications for full details on our website.

To apply for this post, please fill in an application form and send to recruitment@shs.org.uk

Closing date for applications is:   TBC

Interviews:   TBC

School-Home Support takes very seriously the duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and is committed to ensuring that our safeguarding practice reflects statutory responsibilities, government guidance and complies with best practice. Our safeguarding policy recognises that the welfare and interests of children are paramount in all circumstances. This role is subject to an Enhanced DBS Check.

For more information and to apply, please visit: http://www.schoolhomesupport.org.uk/about-us/jobs/